the Lost Venus

Between 1911 and 1922 the first Italian archaeological expedition began in the colonies of Cyrene, Leptis Magna, Tripoli and Sabratha, then a second phase started in the fascist era from 1923 until 1943. During the excavations in Cyrene in 1913 one of the greatest masterpieces of classical art raised to light. A Venus dated at 130...

Apron or Smock?

Every craftsman wears the most suitable clothing for his work, with the aim first of all to protect his body. The differences consist in the type of garment but also in the different type of fabric or leather that can be more or less indicated on the materials and equipment used. Today, workwear has become...

the Statue of Liberty – Under the Skin

On June 19th of 1885 the French frigate Isère anchored in the sea of ​​Bedloe's Island in New York. In its holds was kept an exceptional load as well as precious, 214 crates of robust wood, well constructed and placed, that contained the complete all sections to build the most famous statue in the world....

the Man who Discovered the Pompeians

During excavations on the archaeological site of Pompeii in 1865, they thought to get a cast from the impression left in ashes by a wood door. From that day there were several others tempted like this but all with poor results. Other attempts were made before in 1831 in order to take human plaster casts...

Laocoon Drawing Casts

We have selected many casts from the famous Laocoon group to meet the demands of many academy students and design courses. It is one of the most interesting subjects to study during a learning path of the various drawing and painting techniques. The whole sculptural group offers a great variety of elements useful for the...

The Selene Horse Cast

One of the most famous and popular plaster casts during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries is the beautiful Horse Head of the chariot of Selene. This artwork of the fifth century b.C. by Phidias, located on the west pediment, is one of the most loved sculpture of the Parthenon and greek sculpture.

Most of the sculptures of the...